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opiate

[n., adj. oh-pee-it, -eyt; v. oh-pee-eyt] /n., adj. ˈoʊ pi ɪt, -ˌeɪt; v. ˈoʊ piˌeɪt/
noun
1.
a drug containing opium or its derivatives, used in medicine for inducing sleep and relieving pain.
2.
any sedative, soporific, or narcotic.
3.
anything that causes dullness or inaction or that soothes the feelings.
adjective
4.
mixed or prepared with opium.
5.
inducing sleep; soporific; narcotic.
6.
causing dullness or inaction.
verb (used with object), opiated, opiating.
7.
to subject to an opiate; stupefy.
8.
to dull or deaden.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Medieval Latin opiātus bringing sleep, equivalent to Latin opi(um) opium + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
unopiated, adjective
Synonyms
2. drug. 3. anodyne. 5. sedative.
Antonyms
2. stimulant.
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British Dictionary definitions for unopiated

opiate

noun (ˈəʊpɪɪt)
1.
any of various narcotic drugs, such as morphine and heroin, that act on opioid receptors
2.
any other narcotic or sedative drug
3.
something that soothes, deadens, or induces sleep
adjective (ˈəʊpɪɪt)
4.
containing or consisting of opium
5.
inducing relaxation; soporific
verb (transitive) (rare) (ˈəʊpɪˌeɪt)
6.
to treat with an opiate
7.
to dull or deaden
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin opiātus; from Latin opium poppy juice, opium
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Word Origin and History for unopiated

opiate

n.

"medicine containing opium," early 15c., from Medieval Latin opiatus, from Latin opium (see opium). Figurative sense of "anything that dulls the feelings" is from 1640s. From 1540s in English as an adjective, "made with or containing opium."

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unopiated in Medicine

opiate o·pi·ate (ō'pē-ĭt, -āt')
n.

  1. Any of various sedative narcotics that contain opium or one or more of its natural or synthetic derivatives.

  2. A drug, hormone, or other chemical substance that has sedative or narcotic effects similar to those containing opium or its derivatives. Also called opioid.

adj.
  1. Of or containing opium or any of its derivatives.

  2. Resembling opium or its derivatives in activity.

  3. Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.

v. o·pi·at·ed, o·pi·at·ing, o·pi·ates (-āt')
To subject to the action of an opiate.
o'pi·ate (-ĭt, -āt') adj.
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